Re: Seeking "SMOLANKA" Galicia #galicia
From: "Pamela Weisberger"
I am trying to determine the present-day name of a village known asof
mentioned as a hometown (or village of birth) for parents of childrenwhose
births were recorded in the Mikulince records, in ship's passenger recordsinhabitants),
in the Krakow (WWII) Registy of Polish Jews, and on an old map of Galicia,Walked,"
or on mapquest. Perhaps the spelling has changed radically or thecommunity
was destoyed (or absorbed into another), but since Jews did live (andwork)
there at one time, I would like to know what became of it, or hear fromPamela,
Smolanka also known currently as Smolyanka (do not confuse with the couple
of other Smolyankas at the different Ukraine regions) is definitely listed
in Ternopil Province town as the depository of the local church records at:
Unfortunately, Galician Smolyanka does not appear in the US BGN listing and
the available on line maps (ShetelSeeker is based on BGN system)
Surprisingly, the nearest to Smolyanka larger villages: Hrabovets (Polish:
Grabowiec) and Prosova (Polish: Proszowa) are not listed either.
Only recognizable by BGN small town in this area is Bavoriv/Bavorov (Polish:
Baworow). If you enter name Bavorov through the ShtetlSeeker and click on
the corresponding Mapquest map you will see names of Prosova and Hrabovets
surrounding star that identifies Bavorov. Now, try to search in the
ShtetlSeeker database names Prosova or Hrabovets in the Mikulintsy region of
Ukraine. No positive results.
You should approach SRRG (Suchostav Region Research Group) to include your
ancestral place in this Group, as your Smolanka/Smolyanka definetely
qualifies. BTW, SRGS identifies name Prosova as the one of the alternative
names for town Borscev (Borszczow) which is incorrect.
Prosova (Polish: Proszowa) near Mikilintsy is a different place that we have
Hope this help,